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RATINGS: 1587   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Squeeze those hops for all they’re worth and prepare to pucker up: Tröegs’ newest single batch brew, Nugget Nectar Ale, will take hopheads to nirvana with a heady collection of Nugget, Warrior and Tomahawk hops. Starting with the same base ingredients of our flagship HopBack Amber Ale, Nugget Nectar intensifies the malt and hop flavors to create an explosive hop experience.

While the brewery considers this an "Imperial Amber Ale" RateBeer considers it an IPA due to the hopping rate. There is no need to send any other corrections on the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2006
Transparent deep amber with thin white head. Piney, floral and citrus hops dominate the aroma. Flavor is relatively balanced given the aroma, though certainly still mostly hoppy. Not too bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weezel (248) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2014
The pour is an awesome golden hopped hue. A burnt orange with tons of reflections. Good hoppy aroma with subtle fruit shining through. Really fresh hops and good mouthfeel. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
demannu (247) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2015 One of the best looking beers I’ve seen. Beautiful copper/amber color with a white head that laces very nicely through the entire glass. The hops dominate the flavor profile without being offensive leading this beer to be very drinkable. With that being said, I was not as head over heels as the true fans are. I think the cult following this beer has developed has kind of over inflated its rep.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2011
12 oz. pours golden amber with a 1/2 inch thick white head. Smells of grapefruit, mango, pine and a certain maltiness. Wow what a nice creamy maltiness to this hop monster. Strong pine, citrus, mango and some earthy notes as well. Mouthfeel is quite oily but very good the finish is long and bitter and it’s almost like the picture on the bottle hop oils drip right into my mouth. Enjoyable and would like to have again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2010
LIVE review! Nugget Nectar - I am a fan... :) pours a very nice reddish/amber color with a decent amount of head that dissipates rather quickly. Taste is a bit bitter at first, but as it warms the fruitiness and other juicy flavors come out and become quite enjoyable. I got two of these in a trade and I’m definitely looking forward to cracking open the next one!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
arn8897 (244) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Pours a medium amber color with a white head. Aromas of hops, citrus, melon, and caramel. Taste of more of the same. Nice lacing in the glass. Nice and not to overpowering either. Very light on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Nice copper color and great clarity. Smell not overpowering, mostly of hops. I was greatly disappointed with taste a few days ago when I was drinking this besides/ along with IPAs and iIPAs. But tonight as I am drinking it first and the taste is great and I think it's important to remember this is not an ipa. Overall a very nicely balanced beer with a nice kick of hop towards the end. Beer drinks easily for its 7+% abv. Wish troegs made this year round. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GSH1976 (241) - Delaware, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Pours a clear amber/copper with about a finger’s worth of white head. Aroma is sweet with caramel malt present but the most dominant scent is grapefruit. Taste is mild sweetness with some medium bitterness on the tail end. Very crisp and refreshing. I like the balance between malt and hops. Medium bodied. This is a very nice beer that is easy to drink although I do think it is a tad overrated here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Pours a nice clear amber color with a fizzy off white head that doesn’t last too long. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, caramel, malt, fruity. Flavor is sweet malt with big hops, citrus and pine, maybe some grapefruit. It has a hoppy clean finish that is not too bitter but lasts a decent while. Mouthfeel is average and carbonation is average. overall this is a delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2008
12oz bottle. Thin quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy with some pine, but doesn’t smack you in the face in the same way as as most 2IPAs. The hop flavor is where this beer really shines, lots of Summit hops followed up by some well balanced sweet malt and a touch of astringent bitterness. Overall well balanced and a bit dangerous at a deceptive 7.5%. Excellent session beer for hopheads.

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